Qatar team take early lead at GCC Golf Championships


Members of the Qatar team with Sheikh Fahim al Qasimi, Chairman of the Emirates Golf Federation, and General Abdullah Al Hashmi, Vice Chairman of the Emirates Golf Federation.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Team Qatar took the lead after the first round of the 72-hole, four round, GCC Golf Championships, played at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on Monday.

The three qualifying scores for Qatar came from Jeham Al Kuwari 71, Saleh Al Kaabi 71 and Ali Al Shaharani (Qatar) 72.

Six teams are competing in this 24th edition of the tournament: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the home team UAE.

At the same time over the same National Course at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, the 13th Junior GCC Championship is also taking place over 54 holes, and will finish on Wednesday, with the UAE Team leading the Junior Team Division. The Junior play off the Green Tees and the Men from the Blue Tees.

The two contributing UAE Juniors were Rashid Al Jassmy (74) and Abdalla Al Suwaidi (77).


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